Competitive Exams: Psychology MCQs (Practice-Test 31 of 68)

  1. Consider the following stages:

    1. Phonemes

    2. Morphemes

    3. Pragmatism

    4. Syntax

    The correct sequential order of these stages in language development is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 1, 3, 4

    3. 2, 3, 4, 1

    4. 1, 2, 4, 3

  2. The view that ‘Thinking is nothing but implicit speech’ is expressed by

    1. Structuralists

    2. Gestaltists

    3. Behaviourists

    4. Psychoanalysts

  3. Which one set of the following is the correct sequence of events in creative problem-solving?

    1. Illumination, incubation, verification, preparation

    2. Preparation, verification, illumination, incubation

    3. Preparation, incubation, illumination, verification

    4. Incubation, illumination, preparation, verification

  4. Which one of the following pairs of processes and explanations is NOT correctly matched?

      • Sensation
      • Formation of after image
      • Thinking
      • Manipulation of wordly images in symbolic forms
      • Conceptualization
      • Categorisation in distinguishable forms of perceived images
      • Perception
      • Analytico-deductive comprehension
  5. The tendency to think of the use of objects only in terms of their habitual use is known as

    1. Mental barrier

    2. Einstellung

    3. Functional fixedness

    4. Trial and error learning

  6. Incubation a stage in creative thinking, involves

    1. New solution

    2. Unconscious thought-process

    3. Insight process

    4. Verbal thinking

  7. Statistical method for identifying groups of abilities or behaviours or traits that are related to one another is termed as

    1. Multiple regression analysis

    2. Factor analysis

    3. Regression equation

    4. Multiple correlation

  8. The main purpose of vocational aptitude test is to assess

    1. Cognitive abilities

    2. Skills

    3. Psycho-motor abilities

    4. Potential abilities

  9. A condition resulting from endocrine imbalance and characterized by mental retardation is known as

    1. Down's Syndrome

    2. Rubella

    3. Cretinism

    4. Turner's Syndrome

  10. Match List-I (Theories) with List-II (Authors) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. The theory of crystallized and fluid intelligence

    2. The ‘g’ factor theory

    3. The theory of primary mental abilities

    4. The tridimensional theory

    1. Guilford

    2. Thurstone

    3. Cattell

    4. Spearman

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  11. Consider the following tests of intelligence:

    1. Stanford-Binet test

    2. Wechsler Adult intelligence scale

    3. Terman-Merrill test

    4. Binet-Simon test

    The correct sequence of their development is

    1. 1, 4, 3, 2

    2. 4, 2, 3, 1

    3. 3, 2, 1, 4

    4. 4, 1, 3, 2

  12. Which one of the following is the correct cycle of monualion?

    1. Motive Goal Instrumental Behaviour Relief

    2. Motive Instrumental behaviour Goal Relief

    3. Goal Motive Instrumental behaviour Relief

    4. Goal Drive Instrumental behaviour Relief

  13. A complex unlearned pattern of behaviour which persists beyond the duration of the stimulus instigating it, is

    1. A motive

    2. A need

    3. A drive

    4. A instinct

  14. In Hull's terminology, an association between a stimulus and a response in relation to learning is called

    1. Connection

    2. Acquisition

    3. Reaction potential

    4. Habit strength

  15. A syndrome induced by a lesion in the ventromedial areas of the hypothalamus is known as

    1. Hyperphagia

    2. Hypopophagia

    3. Aphagia

    4. Asphagia